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Gemina is a web-based system designed to identify infectious pathogens and their representative genomic sequences through selection of associated epidemiology metadata. Gemina supports the development of DNA signature-based assays for the detection of pathogens or sets of pathogen through the Insignia Signature Pipeline at the University of Maryland. View the Quick Start or the Gemina Tutorial for help on searching the database.

To begin a search: Select a controlled vocabulary from the list below. Type in a vocabulary term or select from the tree by clicking on the [+] next to desired term. Submit query to Gemina database by clicking on "View Infections" (a pathogens unique set of hosts, diseases, methods of transmission and anatomical portal of entry) or "View Incidents" (a pathogens unique outbreak metadata including location, date, host age and host gender).

Quick Start

  1. Click on a category of interest in the Selection Summary on the left.
  2. Browse the tree view by clicking on terms in the tree.
  3. Click on [+] to add terms of interest.
  4. Click on X to remove a term from the Selection Summary.
  5. Click on Submit to retrieve infection systems matching the selected terms.

Latest News

  • 12/16/09: Gemina has been published in Nucleic Acids Research
  • 06/23/09: Added Swine Influenza infection and incident data.
  • 06/08/09: Added SARS, West Nile, Brucella, and Staphyloccocal enterotoxin B infection and incident data.

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